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Karen Elson Live on KCRW: “The Ghost Who Walks”

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Karen Elson has it all– she’s a model, mother, wife of Jack White, and a talented singer in her own right. Her songs are elegantly crafted and her voice is hauntingly beautiful. We’re thrilled to feature a live session with this chanteuse and her stellar band TOMORROW (Wed) on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am. Tune in to hear the full session …

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Magic Kids: Artist You Should Know

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From DJ Marion Hodges:
Magic Kids are a pop BAND.  Each song on their debut album “Memphis,” a nod to the Tennessee city they call home, has the distinct feel of a group of people working together in a very harmonious fashion. They’ve crafted each piece of each song into a grandiose spectacle of sound, with the ultimate result of an eleven track, twenty-eight minute, …

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Autolux: Playing on Prefix

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Playing on Prefix is a feature on KCRW’s Music Blog where writers from the eclectic music site Prefix hip you to what’s coming out of their computer speakers this week.
(Editor’s Note: We recently featured today’s artist as a Local Band We Love. Jason Bentley is crazy about their new album!)

In 2004, LA trio Autolux put out an album called “Future Perfect.” The album contained …

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CMJ Music Marathon Initial Lineup Announcement

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The CMJ Music Marathon is one of the best places to discover new indie bands on the rise – and see a few that have already found fame as well. They just announced the initial lineup for this year’s event, which takes place in New York City, October 19-23.
Some KCRW favorites will be there including  DeVotchKa, Two Door Cinema Club, and School of Seven …

Live Performances, Morning Becomes Eclectic »

The Boxer Rebellion’s “If You Run” Live on KCRW

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KCRW DJ Anne Litt hosted a performance by UK band The Boxer Rebellion this weekend that included the live debut of their track “If You Run,” written specifically for the new Drew Barrymore/Justin Long romantic comedy “Going the Distance.”  The band play themselves in the movie and it was the first time they played the track off camera. Even better, it’s a gorgeous acoustic …

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Chromeo Live on KCRW

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When electrofunk duo Chromeo took the stage at the Hollywood Bowl last night, they mentioned how much music from LA, particularly gangsta rap, influenced them. But the sounds you hear more prominently in their music came from their native country Canada…in a sense. It was the lack of popularity for funk, disco, and soul in Montreal that made it possible for them to pursue …

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Hear Live Tracks from Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub

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KCRW DJ Chris Douridas has a long relationship with uber-producer (U2, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel…) and gifted musician Daniel Lanois.  Chris was an early supporter of Lanois’ project Black Dub and explains how it came about below.  Check out the mesmerizing “I Believe in You” above and read notes from Chris:
“Some of the best live performances I’ve booked this year on KCRW have happened …

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Sam Sparro Exclusive: Local Artist We Love

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Former KCRW DJ Jason Eldredge is now based out of NYC and still stays in touch sending musings on his favorite artists of the moment. This one happens to be based here in LA!
“Never have I been so jealous to not be in Los Angeles than last weekend when Sam Sparro took the stage at the Sunset Junction in my old neighborhood. Unrecognizably clad …

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Shawn Lee Live on KCRW

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Longtime station favorite and multi-instrumental king Shawn Lee finally made his live debut at KCRW last week. He thanked Jason for being the first DJ to ever play his music on the radio and treated us to a really fun set of music.
Shawn Lee is a magical musical machine who flies through all styles but is still uniquely his own in everything he does. …

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Don’t Miss KCRW’s Last Night in Chinatown This Saturday

Posted August 27, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 2,627 views]

On Saturday night, two KCRW DJs will hit the decks to close out the Chinatown Summer Nights series. Aaron Byrd and Raul Campos will be spinning from 8 to midnight on Central Plaza and its entirely free!
Check out a review of last week’s event from volunteer Taryn Olsen:
“After a scorching set in the heat of the summer afternoon at Sunset Junction, KCRW DJ Jeremy …

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